10 Wines That Are Perfect for Spring and Summer Drinking

Wine is linked to the earth. The soil, climate and grapes combine to produce different results, and shifting seasons naturally invite new wine choices. As rich merlots lend themselves to cosy winter evenings, these ten whites and lighter reds suit the balmy breezes and sunshine of spring and summer.

  1. Pinot Grigio

Available from many North American and European producers, this white wine will be familiar to people who shop at liquor stores in Vancouver. Flavours vary subtly by region. Spend the summer discovering which winery makes the one you like best.

  1. Light Rosé

Our liquor store in Downtown Vancouver stocks many types of rosés. In spring and summer, look for wines with a lighter body.

  1. Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignon remains appropriate in summer. This medium-bodied red pairs well with meat off the grill.

  1. Unoaked Chardonnay

Always a popular choice, chardonnay has no trouble pairing with summer foods. Ideally, you’ll select unoaked chardonnays or those only lightly oaked.

  1. Sauvignon Blanc

Green sauvignon blanc grapes originated in France but are now grown worldwide. These white wines have high acidity and crisp flavours.

  1. Pinot Noir

As another red wine suited to summer, pinot noir can be served chilled on hot days if desired.

  1. Grüner Veltliner

Wines made from this white wine grape of Central European origin present a trendy choice. Sommeliers routinely praise wines of this variety.

  1. Albariño

White wines made from albariño grapes are best when young. Expect an aromatic experience from this wine known for a bouquet of apple and pear.

  1. Dry Riesling

As a wine that definitely benefits from chilling, riesling can be a cool drink on a hot day. For those who shy away from sweet wines, look for dry varieties at St. Regis where we sell many types of wine in Vancouver.

  1. Malbec

Purple malbec grapes make a red wine with medium tannins and acidity. Serving it a bit below room temperature enables the wine’s characteristics to come through clearly.

This summer, give yourself permission to try something new when shopping for liquor in Vancouver at St. Regis Wine & Spirits. Our beer store in Vancouver has someone for everyone whether they drink beer, wine, or spirits.